Starting and promoting a new business is a bit hectic and tricky too. You must have to adopt some strategies if you want a successful business. Nowadays, business promotion takes place on websites because they are easily accessible to everyone. Now the question arises which platform serves you as the best website source. To answer this, there is nothing better than WordPress. You want to know how? Let’s dig in to find out the easiest ways for you to install WordPress.
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WordPress empowers about one-third of the internet. It is one of the world’s top trending Content Management Systems. More than 33% of the websites are based on WordPress. It facilitates a wide range of business needs. First, you don’t need to spend money to purchase it. To install WordPress and download it, is completely free. However, depending on your business, you can buy hosting, domains, and plugins to work with WordPress more quickly.
One of the most beneficial features of WordPress is that you do not need to have extra knowledge about coding or programming to set up your website. It is as simple as I have identified your worry, you will find the reason why when you install WordPress, it is recommended by following the three steps.
With the advancement in technology, everything has become so easy. In this era of e-commerce and e-marketing, you are just a few clicks away from your customers. Now you can blow out your frown and worry with just a few clicks of your mouse.
Requirements to install WordPress
- A web browser
- An FTP program
- Access to the server to create databases.
Now just begin the countdown to wipe out your worries far away. So, let’s start.
1. Download WordPress and upload to a hosting account
From the official website of WordPress, download the latest available version. You will get the installation package saved in your hard disk. Now you need to locate it and extract it. Upload these extracted files to your web server. For this, you require an FTP program. FTP (File transfer protocol) is a program used by web developers for uploading files and pictures to the internet. There are so many FTP programs available; you can select any which fits your need. Some of them are paid while some are free. But before trying to log in to FTP, do not forget to ask about your FTP account information from your host.
2. Create the database
In this step, you have to search the MySQL database option with your cPanel account’s help. When you have the opportunity to create a new database, click to create a MySQL database and enter a name for it, which you have to keep it to remember because you will need it very soon for further process. Your domain name will be the identification of your site for your site users. So choose it wisely.
In my opinion, it should not be too difficult or lengthy to remember. Now assign at least one user to this database with permissions. It also does not require rocket science to do. Simply create a new user by scrolling down on the same page. You will see the option there to create a new user. Enter the username and password. Make sure to give the user full access to your created database and check on All privileges.
3. Run the installation of WordPress
The time for the installation process has arrived. You need to go to your domain name to complete this. The first thing you should do is choose your desired language for WordPress from the predefined list of languages and click on continue. Then you should recall your database name, user, and password because you are now going to enter these details. Press submit when you have entered all the necessary information.
A confirmation message will pop up on your screen if all the settings are correct. It will also ask you to run the installation, hit it with a click. To create your administrative account, necessary information will be required. Enter the site title, username, and make your administrative account secure and suggest a strong password. Mark the check in the box if you want the search engines to index your site. Finally, click on install WordPress.
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You have blown away all your worries. WordPress has been installed. You can start posting on your new site now by logging in. Now turn your frown upside down, I mean smile. WordPress is providing you the best platform to sell your stuff globally. You can expand your business the way you want on your website.
I use WordPress on my own website, and would definitely recommend you using it as well, because it’s so scalable into whatever direction you need.